Multiple postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
The Precision Space Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida is seeking to fill multiple postdoctoral scholar positions in the areas of (a) digital and analog electronics/avionics for space applications, (b) optics and photonics, and (c) dynamics, control and estimation. Successful candidates will be responsible for technology development of the Charge Management System for the NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) gravitational wave observatory, research related to the dynamics and control of both space-based and ground-based gravitational wave observatories, and the development of optical ranging, timing, and communications systems for small spacecraft.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Be a technical lead for the development of digital control electronics, modulated current sources, space qualification of the UV diode light source, or optomechanics and fiber coupling design for the LISA Charge Management System project. Contribute to the development of pulsed lasers and photodetection systems for space optical communications, ranging, time-transfer, and remote sensing. Contribute to the development of optimal control, estimation and sensing schemes for the ground-based LIGO gravitational wave observatory, as well as spacecraft orbit and attitude determination and control. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in these projects and assist with technical and programmatic reports, journal articles and conference presentations.